One Mile Lake | Pemberton's Gathering Spot
Some spots just have a special place in a town. A location where locals gather, visitors stroll and everyone appreciates. In Pemberton one of those special spots is One Mile Lake. Thanks to its close proximity to town, One Mile Lake can easily be reached by foot in 5 - 7 minutes or by car in minutes.
The lake serves many purposes to the people of Pemberton acting as a skating rink in the winter, work out trail and swimming hole in the summer, local business site for the Paddle Barn, dog walking hot spot and year round walking trail.
One Mile Lake offers a calming atmosphere making it the perfect spot to slip away for a nature break. Any time is a good time to stroll around the lake but might we suggest catching it during sunrise or sunset. The mountain ranges surrounding the lake bounce off the coming and going sun leaving you mesmerized as you walk along the scenic boardwalk.
Over the past few years some significant improvements have been made to the lake. Among these changes include; re-routing fresh water from One Mile Creek into the lake and the completion of a brand new boardwalk around the lake. By rerouting river water into the lake, the area has become cleaner to swim and attracted more wildlife back to the area. The new boardwalk has transformed the lake into an outdoor getaway, where visitors can take a calming walk around the waterway.
The area has also become a runner's paradise and dog walker's hot spot. The One Mile Lake trail also serves as a connector for the popular hike to Nairn Falls and the popular Lumpy's mountain bike trail system.
Walking around the lake takes about 15 - 20 minutes. The lake trail switches back and forth between dirt trail and wooden boardwalk. During the warmer months, the trail offers several workout stations where runners can pull off for a set of squats, plank, push-ups, lunges and triceps dips.
A trip to Pemberton is never complete without a visit to One Mile Lake. Embedded in our community the lake offers a quick escape into nature without having stray far from your door.
Photo Courtesy: Dave Steers (skating, boardwalk, yoga) | Gary P Martin (winter boardwalk)
Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016